10 TALLEST BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD-BABYLON RISING?
You have to ask why do we need to have high rise buildings that reach up into the troposphere? Tallest tower boasts 2716.54 feet. Competition not only finds itself in the arena of sports but construction.
Nimrod thought of constructing a tower that reached up to the heavens. Is Nimrod still alive in the earth? There is this fascination with height rather than sprawling, you know where the cattle and sheep graze and there is room to roam.
Genesis 11:1-9 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
What was the common theme in their reasoning? Let us make a name for ourselves. It was to glorify themselves rather than glorify God. It was pretty much a pride thing of colossal proportions. Scattering abroad was a horrifying thought to the people under Nimrod. Why? Possibly because they wanted to become like God, reigning in their own little world of ostentatious living. The tallest tower on the face of the earth was going to be their marker of great wealth and prosperity.
We can’t forget it was going to reach up to heaven where God has His throne. I wonder what they were intending to say to Him once they got there? We can sit up here too because we have the power to do so just like You? They obviously heard of heaven.
This is why the spirit of Nimrod is alive and well in the flesh of man. I could not help to think with so many towers being built around the globe, competing for the world’s most tallest building, that we are back to Babel’s standards.
We have been scattered across the globe by God after the incident at Babel. Will leaders attempt to make us ONE again so those who do not want to participate in Babel will be the outcast of this society? Babel will have rules not necessarily ordained by God.
Matthew 24:10-12 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Why would anyone want to take offense to people who are kind and loving? What if kind and loving will be considered something totally different than what we think of today. A kind and loving thing to do back in the Old Testament was to attack Judah from their enemy’s perspective. In order to have this mindset love must wax cold.
Who or what we worship will either draw us nearer to Babel or away from it.
James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
16 And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the Lord, to serve other gods;
17 For the Lord our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed:
18 And the Lord drave out from before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore will we also serve the Lord; for he is our God.